Community Threads is a project about connections for sustainability in Newfoundland and Labrador: organizations, businesses and people who look at living local, living well, and loving it. The project was kickstarted with support from the Wellness Coalition Avalon East
Food Security Network NL and Root Cellars Rock
Food Security is about a lot more than having enough to eat! Ever gone to the supermarket and not found the food you were looking for? Were you one of the many who couldn’t get a pumpkin in October 2013? Then you brushed into food security. This province is one part island, one part mainland, and many parts rural and remote. If what we need to eat doesn’t come from our land or water, it has to come by road, boat or air.
Food Security Network NL’s mission is to actively promote comprehensive, community based solutions to help us figure out – and remember – how to ensure access to adequate and healthy food for all.
Many have never heard of the organization, but it’s REALLY good to know that they are on it! And they are doing tremendous work with schools and communities, individuals and organizations.
Root Cellars Rock (RCR) is the Food Security Network’s favorite project. It’s a go-to place for the how-to and culture of food in Newfoundland and Labrador. They love it! RCR knows the people who tap trees for maple syrup and have pet goats. They know the people who grow amazing garlic. They know how to get communities growing. And they’ll tell you! Root Cellars Rock is helping build a local food system that provides sustainable, nourishing food for all residents of the province, while celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador’s healthy food traditions, and those who make it happen.
thegreenrock.ca Conservation Corps Green Team covered the Food Security Network – here’s the kick-back video featuring all-around great guy Rick Kelly.
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